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    1. November 10, 2014

      Prudential to offload health and protection operation

      Prudential is to dispose of its UK health insurance and protection interest, valuing the business at £620m in a deal that...

    2. beyondbrics

      November 7, 2014

      Nigeria's currency – calm now, devaluation later?

      Source: Thomson Reuters Nigeria’s central bank on Friday tried to drawn a line under the naira – but the market continues to...

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      The capital of the United Kingdom has welcomed migrants since Roman times and now this...
    2. Southern Africa Mining 2012

      The region has not made the most of what should have been a rosy period...
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    1. November 3, 2014

      Notebook: India is a nation in need of a trade deal with itself

      It was easy to calculate road trip times when we lived in the wide open spaces of southern Africa. The rule of thumb was to...

    2. October 30, 2014

      Political uncertainty worries Zambia investors

      When Michael Sata won Zambia’s elections three years ago, the country’s currency slumped to a one-year low against the...

    3. The World

      October 27, 2014

      Senzo Meyiwa's death adds to South Africa's pain

      Senzo Meyiwa, the captain of South Africa’s national football team, was clearly a popular and talented player whose star was...

    4. October 9, 2014

      Former Xstrata chief made bid for BHP Billiton assets

      Mick Davis, the former head of Xstrata, attempted a dramatic comeback earlier this year, approaching BHP Billiton with an...

    5. October 8, 2014

      Allen & Overy expands into sub-Saharan Africa

      Allen & Overy, the £1bn law firm with headquarters in London, has become the first of the so-called magic circle to...

    6. October 5, 2014

      More African companies seek listings

      South Africa may have lost its title as Africa’s largest economy to west African powerhouse Nigeria, but it outstrips the...

    7. September 28, 2014

      London Stock Exchange to pursue African company listings

      The London Stock Exchange is launching an aggressive attempt to increase the number of listings of African companies in the...

    8. beyondbrics

      September 25, 2014

      Dar es Salaam hopes for flood as restrictions on foreign investment lifted

      Tanzania, the best-performing stock market in Africa so far this year, has lifted restrictions on foreign ownership of...

    9. September 14, 2014

      Ernest Cole: Photographer, Grey Art Gallery, New York – review

      In 1966, the young black photographer Ernest Cole fled South Africa and a year later published “House of Bondage”, a...

    10. September 14, 2014

      Feedback: Liveable cities

      Michael Skapinker’s column last week argued that “liveable cities” such as Melbourne were inferior to London and New York –...

    11. September 5, 2014

      South African political activist who fled to London – and stayed

      Walking through Mill Hill, north London, with softly-spoken South African Paul Joseph is like trailing a celebrity. People...

    12. September 5, 2014

      Diamond companies sparkle amid mining sector gloom

      A diamond’s allure is apparent long before it sparkles in a jeweller’s window. Trade buyers have come from around the world...

    13. July 30, 2014

      Leveraged loans expand in southern Africa

      The leveraged loan industry is looking to tap into the growth potential of sub-Saharan Africa as it prepares the framework...

    14. beyondbrics

      July 14, 2014

      Guest post: Mumbai should host the BRICS bank

      By Manjeet Kripalani, Indian Council on Global Relations When Narendra Modi, prime minister, meets the leaders of the BRICS...

    15. July 7, 2014

      Mastrantonio, Johannesburg

      Where: Illovo Square, 3 Rivonia Road, Illovo, Sandton, WiFi: Yes Plug Sockets: No Price of a Penne Gamberetti: R105...

    16. July 4, 2014

      Five homes perfect for tennis fans

      438 North Faring Road, Los Angeles, California, $45m Where In Holmby Hills, a neighbourhood of west Los Angeles, 20 minutes’...

    17. June 23, 2014

      Naspers: pixel keiretsu

      Buying a third of Tencent today would cost you just shy of $47bn. World conquest – or at the very least, conquering the...

    18. June 7, 2014

      Zuma admitted to hospital for tests

      JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Jacob Zuma was admitted to a hospital for tests on Saturday, and doctors are...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      June 5, 2014

      ANC protest against the media

      Gianluigi Guerci/AFP Members of the African National Congress Youth League, and supporters of the South African president...

    20. beyondbrics

      May 23, 2014

      A new frontier: Africa's "explosive" homebrew market

      In the 1980s Yvonne Chaka Chaka released a hit single called Umqombothi, the Xhosa word for homebrew beer. The song...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      May 7, 2014

      South Africa goes to the polls

      AP Photo/Themba Hadebe South Africans queue to vote at a polling station in Zandspruit, west of Johannesburg ...

    22. beyondbrics

      May 1, 2014

      After being shot, Fiat Chrysler's CEO in South Africa stays on

      Trent Barcroft (photo), an American who is CEO for Fiat Chrysler in South Africa, was shot in the stomach in February last...

    23. beyondbrics

      April 29, 2014

      Extremist workers party key in South Africa poll

      While the ruling African National Congress (ANC) is widely expected to triumph at South Africa’s election on May 7, the...

    24. April 25, 2014

      Apartheid, just less black and white

      When I close my eyes and think back to apartheid, it’s 1984 and I’m sitting on my grandparents’ veranda in Johannesburg....

    25. February 27, 2014

      Midwives to a happy retirement

      People should not think of themselves retiring but “re­firing”. It is the “sunrise” not the “sunset” of life. No references...

    26. beyondbrics

      February 17, 2014

      The week ahead: Feb 17-21

      A slightly belated week ahead in emerging markets:Thailand, Mexico and Taiwan announce GDP for Q4; China’s Flash PMI; the...

    27. February 14, 2014

      Anglo American: turnround time

      There are not many Death Stars among the world’s big miners at the moment. At least not in the sense of a secretive weapon...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      February 7, 2014

      Complaining about the service

      Marco Longari/AFP Protesters dance at a crossroad in Hebron, near Pretoria, on Friday during a protest for basic government...

    29. February 6, 2014

      Investec weighs up sale of mortgage arm Kensington

      Investec is considering the sale of Kensington, the group’s London-based mortgage business, at a time when the UK’s housing...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      February 6, 2014

      Harmony miners mourn their colleagues

      Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters Miners gather to mourn their colleagues at Harmony Gold’s Doornkop mine near Johannesburg, South...

    31. February 6, 2014

      Harmony gold mine fire kills eight in South Africa

      Rescue workers have recovered the bodies of eight men killed in a fire in a Harmony gold mine in South Africa, in the worst...

    32. January 2, 2014

      Rwandan exile murdered in South African hotel, say police

      A former Rwandan intelligence chief turned dissident, living in exile, was apparently murdered in a hotel room in...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      December 18, 2013

      Cricket fans at Wanderers Stadium

      hemba Hadebe/AP A cricket fan walks in front of a giant poster of the late president Nelson Mandela during the first day of...

    34. beyondbrics

      December 16, 2013

      Africa banking and finance - a bonanza waiting to happen?

      Africa is at the forefront of bringing financial services to the “unbanked” and new opportunities to seasoned investors. In...

    35. December 15, 2013

      Thousands gather as Nelson Mandela laid to rest

      Nelson Mandela was finally laid to rest on Sunday after a state funeral that was laced with emotion and touching personal...

    36. December 14, 2013

      Mandela’s long walk nears journey’s end

      QUNU, South Africa, Dec 14 - The body of Nelson Mandela arrived on Saturday at his ancestral home in the rolling hills of...

    37. December 13, 2013

      See you, see me

      For Winston Churchill, it was a gun carriage pulled by soldiers through stilled Westminster streets. For Martin Luther King,...

    38. December 12, 2013

      Mandela, American public servant

      It was the most dramatic entrance I have ever seen. Nelson Mandela walked into the lobby of the US Department of State in...

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